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Piranha Plant Costume 


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Piranha Plant Costume 

Written By: Lisa Kuchy 


Hot Glue gun & hot glue (1) 
scissors to cut through cardboard (1) 
stapler and staples (1) 


green leotard (1) 

green leg gin gs (1) 

boots (to duct tape) (1) 

4 rolls red duct tape (1) 

torn pieces of tshirt for mario logo and 
belt (1) 

poster board sheet (1) 

several boxes, cut up (1) 


This is how I put together a pretty geeky but fun costume! Mario Brothers comes to life in a 
sexy piranha plant! 

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Piranha Plant Costume 

Step 1 — Piranha Plant Costume 

• Wish I had taken pictures during 
construction but I put this together 
15 hours before Halloween so I had 
a deadline! The parts I had already 
were a green leotard, green 
metallic leggings, some old boots 
(seen here covered in duct red duct 
tape) and a red boa for sex appeal. 

Step 2 

• I bought silk leaves from Michael's 
to cover the leotard so it had a 
poison-ivy / piranha-plant look to it. 
These were then glued on or 
stapled (depending on the look). 
This picture was taken after 
Halloween so some of the leaves 
have fallen off. Glue worked better 
than staples. 

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Step 3 

• The most important aspects of the 
mask are that it is lightweight and 
durable, and you are able to drink 
through it. I used a black mesh 
inside the mouth so no one could 
see my face. There's also a hole in 
the mesh so a beer bottle can fit 
perfectly and I don't need to take 
the mask off. The teeth are made 
of folded posterboard. 

Step 4 

• The frame of the mask is made of cardboard boxes (mostly from that I 
folded and duct-taped together. I used red duct tape to get the color and taped on white 
cut-out paper dots. I added a Mario hand coming out of the teeth since he was just eaten. 

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Piranha Plant Costume 

Step 5 

• I ended up making a utility belt for my purse. You can see it in the second picture. 
Unfortunately, this is the only picture I currently have of that night. I clearly dwarf my 
friend but it was a surprisingly comfortable and creepy outfit! 

This document was last generated on 2012-11-03 12:58:35 AM. 

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